We’re really into decorating for Halloween at our house. We’re the people on the block that go all out and have the things like a ghost that is animated and makes noises, we project black and white horror movies onto our garage, have tons of lights, a fog machine or two and a few other things. Every year we like to add something new and fun to the mix. And this year I found the cutest, er scariest, skeleton light sets at Costco.com.
The light sets come from the Kurt S. Adler company and are made up of skeleton heads, arms and torsos and then the ‘legs’ are just a stake that you put in the ground. The lights are orange, of course, and like the little twinkle lights for Christmas trees; there are two bulbs per skeleton. The orange lights shine through the eyes and nose of the skeleton head to give it an eerie glow. The skeleton bodies are made out of metal but the stakes are plastic so you don’t have to worry about them getting rusty. The metal arms are actually made so that you can pose them as you prefer too, which is pretty cool. Also, they’re the nice kind of lights where if one bulb burns out the rest of the string still lights up.
At Costco.com you get two boxes of these light sets for $49.99 (including shipping and handling) for a total of 10 skeleton lights; 5 skeletons per box (as basic math dictates). Since I just got them yesterday I haven’t had a chance to set them up or anything but they are just what I was hoping for. The skeleton body and head are about a foot high, the stake adds another 8 inches to the height, so all in all they’re each about 20 inches in height and then you can stick them into the ground to whatever works for your display. We thought they would be perfect to stick in our yard around this big tree we have that is usually mostly dark; they’ll also be out of the way so no one will trip over them.
Costco.com also has some other Halloween items, but these are definitely the cutest (and really the only outdoor item) since most of the other products are costumes or decorated cookies and things like that.